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Most of the travels I had for the year 2011 are on islands and beaches.  One particular destination which I have been dreaming to visit since childhood is the Boracay Island.  While everyone is complaining about its commercialization and the natural deterioration, these are all hearsay for me as I have to experience it for myself and do my self-assessment.  I have been to so many places in the country and even outside, but it's quite embarrassing that I can't give any insight on the most visited Boracay Island.  Thus, the plan to visit as part of my birthday celebration.

sunset at Boracay Island

The first time I set foot on the famous island was in September of 2011.  I was not that amazed then contrary to the overrated and advertised praises about the island. I was even about to express my disappointment as it was so ordinary to me and there are other beaches I've visited with more fine sand than this one and commendable resorts.  We were accommodated at Station 2 of the Island at that time.  Since it was on the rainy season already, no outdoor activities were made.  My first Boracay experience was more of drinking spree sessions and quality time to bond with good friends.  Nothing special only that the backdrop of our usual drinking sessions was on an island known as Boracay.

Thus, another chance was given to the island.  My friends and I decided to come back the following month.  This time we were accommodated at Station 1.  A complete contrast from the first experience, never did I expect I would totally enjoy the nightlife, the pristine waters, perfectly fine white sand under a clear blue sky and the remarkable resorts aligned along the shores of the island.  I therefore concluded, the island has much to discover...

Aside from the company of friends, the challenge of meeting other visitors in the island is also a must-experience.  As they say no man is an island, and definitely, you'll regret being a loner in such a magnificent place coupled with a rare opportunity to mingle with other people, even complete strangers at that, where all of you share the same goal in the island: to party and celebrate life!

From the looks of it, the beauty of the island reveals itself under a perfect weather condition, which I'm glad to say I finally experienced it first hand.

the famous landmark of Boracay Island

To Boracay Island, I will surely be back every year!  More adventures on the island to come...

How about you, how was your first Boracay experience?

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  1. I don't know what's with the Boracay sunset, but it never fails to amazed me!

    1. you are absolutely right kit. there's really something majestic on the boracay sunset. thanks for dropping by!